We’ll be starting a weekly tip feature on Mac|Life beginning today and every Thursday after today. Each week I will offer four tips that will cover the iPhone or iPad or a combination of the two.These tips will definitely supercharge your knowledge of these popular mobile devices and give you something to show off to your friends, parents, or significant other.You might even out genius the Geniuses at the Apple store!
The Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Whether you're traveling this year, or staying close to home, there are iPad and iPhone apps that'll make the weekend easier to manage. Because three-day weekends are the greatest invention ever, we present you with a list of applications that can help you make Memorial Day more enjoyable.
If you're like us, you've probably been waiting for a Mozilla-based Firefox browser to come to the App Store for quite some time. Unfortunately, that dream won't become a reality anytime soon, though there is a Firefox Home app en route to the iPhone that will enable Firefox users to sync their bookmarks, history and tabs to their mobile devices.
Your web browser can Google, it can YouTube, and it can even Twitter, but if that’s all you’re doing with it, you haven’t scratched the surface of its potential. A universe of extensions and bookmarklets is out there, and these free software add-ons give your browser the power to remove ads, reshuffle web pages to your liking, speed up your downloads, rip videos, and perform other wizardly feats. You can even get into the act with Mobile Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already armed with a suite of your favorite extensions, our guide to the best browser add-ons will transform your time surfing. It’ll practically feel like magic.
Air Display is a nifty software utility that enables you to use your iPad as a second monitor, alongside your trusty Apple computer. The app requires a desktop companion application, which is only available for Macs running OS X 10.6, and a Windows version should be arriving soon. Jump after the cut to view the video!
In a move that will surely limit the number of television shows that iPad users can view on their mobile devices, NBC and Time Warner have told Apple that they have no plans to convert from Flash--the way they currently run their online video players.
Vertigore Games’ Pacific Defense puts you in the role of a World War II anti-aircraft gunner as you fight ever-increasing waves of Japanese fighters and torpedo assaults working to destroy your ship. As in a first-person arcade game, you focus on a heads-up display and tap the sides of the iPad to fire your machine guns. Combined with the vintage radio clips and grainy, grayscale graphics, this creates an immersive feels that pulls you in over the course of the game. When you’re overwhelmed, power-ups such as additional health and smart bombs that clear all the enemies from the screen help even the odds and clear the level in the designated amount of time.
Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down. It was years and years ago, when the Internet was just this thing that a few people were into, and Apple was hurting. There were patent battles (and losses) and there was weak stock.